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the story from sacramento. >> i am raring to go. i don't expect me to leave too soon. >> in the first public appearance since finishing treatment, governor brown wants to shake up california's troubles and severely overcrowded prison systems. he signed a proclamation declaring end of the prison crisis, filed court papers to terminate oversight of the care, and asked the judges to remove the population cap. pointing to thousands of pages in legal documents and reports and the millions spent to produce them over the years, governor brown says it's time to return prison controls back to california. >> we can't pour more dollars down the rat hole of n incarceration wex have to spend as much as we need but no more. >> california's prison problems began more than two decades ago. inmates filed a class action lawsuit. the court concluded overcrowding was a major contributor and sent a prison population cap. politicians have been reluctant to release criminals lirl because of concerns and fear of political ramifications. attorneys say they'll fight to keep the feds involved in mental health care bec
cash in the park budget takes a turn tonight. abc 7 news joins us in sacramento. the reports found the money hidden more than 12 years? >> 70 state parks were scheduled to shut down. just as they're about to happen a surplus of $54 million found hidden in two of the agency's funds. no one reported the extra money. a new stinging report by the million of it partly collected through entrance fees was concealed. >> sounds like a cover up. >> it's -- there was some covering up that was done. >> investigators found the failure to report the surplus became conscious, possibly as early as 19999. top budget officers were aware of the diskrep pensy. numerous individuals failed to take appropriate action. lower level employees just followed orders to keep quiet. former state parks director declined to participate in the have led oughtit tores to conclude higher ups were afraid their budget would be cut if moneys were revealed and then, too embarrassed to >> whether that rises to criminal level or not we're going to have to make that determination. >> all but one employee left or retired from
it spends, and tracks, money. we are live from sacramento with more. nannette? >> you might remember last summer, parks department had surpluses in two funds, now, an audit finds all kinds of mistakes in 14 special funds managed by california public utilities commission. if you have a cell phone or receive utility bills for electricity, gas, or cable, you pay a list of fees and surcharges that go to state public utilities commission. and a new audit rips how the commission is poorly tracking and spending moneys going into 14 special funds that pay for things like phone service fr disabled. >> we want to assure amounts we're paying and rates are for their intended purposes. that they can be accounted for properly. both revenues and expen tours. >> lack the knowledge led to reporting of $400 million. and poor forecasting led to less money collected than anticipated in a fund for subsidized service for rural areas. in one instance, a worker committed an $81 million typo. >> just lousy book keeping is what is going on. >> state senator jerry hill has been pressuring state p.u.c. for years to
battling human trafficking. a rally was held today at the state capitol in sacramento. human trafficking is an estimated $32 billion a year crime in this state. and what may surprise you is that most victims are from here in california. >> 70% of the people born and raised in our communities. we have to look at this not as a foreign issue but only impacts uganda. it's a california issue and issue in sacramento. the bay area. los angeles and diego. >> police can request wire taps for gang activities but not human trafficking. >> coming up michael finney, the best buy coupon offer too good to be true. >> and bay area city council meeting neld a park tonight so leaders can decide whether to ban leaf blowers from streets. >> live from the roof of the abc 7 broadcast center we have weather changes coming up. how about rain? i'll show when you you'll need umbrellas. coming up. >> thank you. and a local lawmaker qum a plan to eliminate plastic bags from california. abc 7 news at 5:0 >>> san francisco police hope this photograph will help them catch two bank robbers. photo on left shows january
of the negotiations in washington, d.c.. live in sacramento abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> former president bush left the hospital in texas today after bet battling illness. brompk kitis related cough sent hem to the hospital on the day after thaichlgt he spent a week in intensive car. his doctors say the condition wasn't life threatening but wanted to prevent the 8-year-old from developing pneumonia. >> mr. bush is america's oldest living president, by the way. >> coming up from 7 on your side, smart phone tracking and how laut could be on your side whit comes to finding out who is watching your every key stroke. store neighbors say snuck into the neighborhood. >> a car of the year is is an american car competing with mercedes-benz and bmw sports cars. the news at 5:00 >>> tonight san rafael police on the lookout for this machbl she the say robbed west america bank in san rafael on january 4th. the man approached a teller, demanded money, and made off with cash. police did#&# not say how much money he got away with. >> san francisco muni employees ran up the biggest overtime tab last year going ove
state budget could be leading to an increase in crime. abc 7v/[#y9ews is live in sacramento tonight to explain connection here. >> with a court order to ease overchouding, california began shifting offenders to local jails this sm say couldn't handle them. carol and her dog have been keeping an eye on neighborhoods lately there has been a rash of break ins. >> this was broken into. the garage and on the corner broke n they get a lot of stuff. >> the california department of justice reports crime is down, property crimes are on the rise. they went up in 2011 but after the state began shifting low level criminals, the numbers spiked to 4.5%. law enforcement believe there's is a$?izu connection leaving many criminals leaving criminals unsupervised. >> there is no such tether on them. it's predictable that is going to happen. >> the california department of corrections says it's not fair to blame a rise in crime, just a reassignlinement, plus, counties given traechl money. >> this crime is going down you're going to blame property crimes going up on realignment,. >> the feermer sheriff
sacramento. >> pam ra malone wishes she add health insurance saying a community clinic isn't giving >> hopeless. sometimes, i'm -- it's so frustrating. and i don't know what to do. >> an answer from her and millions of other uninsured californians may be a year away under federal](z affordable care act. obama administration gave approval to set up a health benefits exchange onion line marketplace called covered california consumers can buy private coverage. >> this is a big milestone z says that the federal government looked at our plans and said we're good to go. >> the approval opens the door for companies to start bidding for a place on the exchange. plans are supposed to be affordable because they'll be competing for more customers. even those with preexisting conditions. defending -- depending on income level, federal subsidies will be available. >> you'll get as good or better price through covered california whether a subsidy or not than you'd possibly get anywhere in the market. >> is it good coverage? >> it's going to be great coverage. >> skeptics worry about the cost of m
, police in sacramento arrested a 21-year-old deangelo austin in connection with this case. police say thaifd help from a number of agencies operating in a task force like mode. >> sheer number of hours these agencies have been able to help us in bringing this case to a conclusion. it's invaluable police have not said how he died or released many details in what was call aid home invasion robbery. every court appearance putting pieces into place. >> sometimes, with special friends comes company. therefore that, could lead to problems. >> the fact there is some sort of conspiracy behind it or a group behind it, that does add intrigue. >> the sargeant told me they're deleasing details because the investigation sin tense, they're still not convinced that they have a a.rested everyone who played a role in this crime. two suspects are scheduled to be arraigned this week n san jose, abc 7 news. >> thank you. you know it's cold outside fchl you're driving around this new year's eve a warning from patrol. be aware of black ice on the roads being blamed for an early morning accident near orinda
. flif sacramento, abc 7 news. >> thank you, authorities will continue with the event scheduled for monday, they don't have any cash to pay people. they went through $43,000 during a buy back yesterday. take a look at that. that is some of the 827 guns collected. after running out of cash, authorities handed out vouchers for the rest of the day. right now, the count gee trying to raise money to fund those vouchers. they expect to hand out more on monday. >> three americans have been taken hostage by militants in al gearia in a bp oil field. about 20 armed militants facility in unremarks cars. the government in algeria says two people were killed in the assault. soldiers since surrounded the living facility. the president is in talks to discuss plns on how to deal with this. >> redwood school officials settled for a $1 million for a family whose special needs child was attacked by a teacher. a teacher kicked the 5-year-old boy and berailted him. a judge convicted her of child abuse. the school superintendent said holder has been transferred out of the classroom and will have to r
says local governments need to fight to preserve best quality land. >> sacramento about to lose its only major sports franchise. seattle set to restore the team lost. the brothers have agreed to sell their 65% majority ownership to a group planning to move the team to seattle. they would revive the super sonics name and colors. a condition stit insisted on when the franchise moved to oklahoma city. this sale is now awaiting approval. >> san francisco jazz scene is thriving. much of the city has the only jazz music on the west coast. this is a music hall. the center is located near the symphony and the opera. >> san francisco this, building where we're standing has become a ground zero for this new era of respect for our art form. >> jazz musicians practice what they do. how school is that? >> from fr playoff fever to super bowl fever. >> biggest little fans show their team pride. >>> coming up, violence in the work plaichls a hahn charged with murders of three co-workers blames it on a childhood in china. >> here, experiencing presidential inauguration through social media. >> of co
're now starting to fall behind. 99% of normal sacramento above average. temperatures all into 50s. 50 degrees in half moon bay now. 59 in antioch. highlights clear and cool tonight. chilly tonight when you head out of the door, you'll want to bundle up. 37 in nappa. as you look here, 39 degrees, 37 in livermore, palo alt⌞6m, 41. mid-40s around half moon bay. satellite and radar paints a picture here, strong ridge. it's a strong blocking ridge blocking any storms from getting here, they'll go way over the top of the ridge. you're seeing high clouds spilling over the top of the ridge going to continue heading into wednesday. but beautiful day is ahead, temperatures coming up tomorrow. 64 in the south bay and campbell. 65 also gatos. in milpitas. 62 degrees in redwood city. downtown san francisco, 60 degree days. at least four degrees warmer >> nows of new radio stations are about to pop up. how it could trance form what you hear. at 6:00. we'll be right back here. >>> searchers say they're making progress towards developing a birth control pill for men. a team is working on the first
sacramento. >> invoking the name of vicky soto, the teacher killed in the sandy hook massacre, while using her body to shield students. a group of lawmakers proposed a school marshal program to protect campuses from gunmen mod yeld after air marshal who's guard against terrorism and staffers from janitor to principal could be skparmd no ÷ how many are carrying a gun. >> we have a more yap yal obligation that the next vicky soto faced with inexpoliticable even,,s"z that e she not be leftézq+ defenseless. >> school marshals would have to pass a background check to get a concealed weapons permit. one bill would alout use of education funds to pay for the program illustrating the divide in the gun control debate in these post-sandy hook times pitting proponents begins gun supporters. >> we laid off thousands of teachers. why would we use the few personnel we have left to be armed guards? when armed guards don't always prevent shootings? >> then there is argument of stray bullets in a battle between a school work skbrer armed intrude yir. >> if you're trying to shoot a shooter that could be d
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